As I look back at 2014, I realize that it was a very good year filled with good times and new adventures. In January, I curated Supahcute Kaiju Show, the first of three group art shows at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. It was the first show that I released an exclusive t-shirt, designed by Jerrod Maruyama.
March marked the opening of Supahcute Science Fair, a kid-friendly show that combined art and science. We were happy to see that both kids and adults enjoyed the exhibition.
Earlier in the year, I asked Vanessa Ramirez if she wanted to share a booth at WonderCon. She said no. But I forgot she said no and decided to get a booth anyway. In April, we exhibited at our first ever WonderCon and that was both fun and nerve-wracking. This also marked Orbital Ox‘s debut as an artist!
In May, Leanna and I co-curated Doggie Wonderland, an art show benefit that raised money for Ken-Mar Small Dog Rescue. The turn-out was better than we anticipated, and all of the artists raised money for a great cause!
Summerland Movie Club “A Tribute to Our Favorite Summer Movies” opened in July, and that opening event was so much fun!
October was all about the first-ever Hello Kitty Con, and we had the best time ever!!!
Our final event of 2014 was Designer Con, where we launched our burgercorn resin figures by Orbital Ox and Vanessa Ramirez. We sold out of the mini-burgercorns and sold the remaining large figures later this year.
Whew! As 2014 comes to an end, here’s a quick look at what’s coming up for Supahcute in 2015:
- My next group art show – Supahcute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger – opens at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on March 14.
- WonderCon 2015 (hopefully)
- Another group show scheduled at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for September/October. Details to come…
- Burgercorns v2.0
- Designer Con 2015 (hopefully)
- Supahcute x Orbital Ox comic/zine collaboration
I’m ready for another busy year! Subscribe to my email list to receive the latest updates.
Supahcute Science Fair invited 12 artists to prove that art can be both fun and educational. The result is a group exhibition that will appeal to science geeks and art appreciators of all ages. When you combine art and science, you get magic! Join us for family-friendly fun at Supahcute Science Fair.
Supahcute Science Fair features new works by Enkyskulls, Genevieve Santos, Hiné Mizushima, Jared Andrew Schorr, Kit Lane, Leslie Levings, Lyla Warren, Michael Fleming, Shing Yin Khor, TeslaCake, Tyler Parker, and Vanessa Ramirez.
Supahcute Science Fair opens at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, March 8 with a reception from 6-10pm. The show will run through April 27, 2014.
Millypus painting on postcard by Shing Yin Khor
I’m really, really lucky to be able to work with a talented artist like Jerrod Maruyama. When I asked him if he could create a kaiju-fied Millypus that I could use to promote Supahcute Kaiju Show, I didn’t expect this masterpiece. WHOOOOOOA!!!
We thought this would like great on a t-shirt so ta-da! Here’s a sneak preview of what the awesome folks at Forward Printing produced: a 6 color waterbased discharge print on a black tee. I love discharge printing because the print becomes super soft after just one wash.
I’ll have limited quantities of these tees at the Supahcute Kaiju Show opening at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland this Saturday. Available in Men’s S, M, L, and XL and Women’s S, M, L, and XL. $25 each. Consider this the art show version of the concert tee!
In addition to tees, I’ll also have buttons and other limited edition goodies – produced by Button Lab – with this image. Some of these items will only be available in the goodie bags – free to the first 10 people to spend $20 or more on the art show. I’m also saving some swag for anyone who buys a tee from me.
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is kicking off 2014 with a group exhibition of monstrous proportions! Get ready for a roaring good time at the Supahcute Kaiju Show where you’ll find a collection of cute monsters and irresistible strange beasts.
Curator of Cute Hana Kim has gathered some of her favorite artists to prove the theory that even monsters can be cute. Prepare to fall in love with some of the cutest creatures you’ll ever see!
Supahcute Kaiju Show features new works by 100% Soft, Catmandru!, Camilo Bejarano, Christopher Lee, Fat Rabbit Farm, Genevieve Santos, Jared Andrew Schorr, Jerrod Maruyama, Tony Bui, Vanessa Ramirez, and Varinya Nunez. The opening reception will take place at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, January 18 from 6-10pm. The show runs through February 23, 2014.
You can now find Supahcute accessories on Storenvy! I only have my wood accessories listed at the moment, but I will add more items soon. For a limited time, my Millypus wood necklace is on sale for $20! The first 5 people to order from my new shop will receive a free Supahcute goodie bag.
EDIT: I also opened up an Etsy shop!
On Saturday, November 30 (12-8pm), Leanna Lin’s Wonderland will be celebrating Small Business Saturday and the 3rd Annual Eagle Rock Block Party with a holiday sale and pop-up event! From 12-6pm, Genevieve Santos will be creating personalized cards and sketches, and Quiet Tiger will have handmade knits, art, and jewelry available for sale. Plus I’ll be bringing my Millypus accessories along with a few remaining exclusives from Designer Con.
Enjoy 20% off purchases from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland (excluding art shows and pop-up merchandise) and stock up on your holiday gifts and stocking stuffers! More details coming soon!
Today I’m celebrating Supahcute’s 5th anniversary!! Thank YOU for visiting my blog, supporting my art shows, and sharing your love of cute on my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I really appreciate all of you!
While I have your attention, I want to make a quick announcement: On November 9-10, DesignerCon 2013 is taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center, and Supahcute will have a booth there! For the first time ever!!
I’ll be sharing the booth with artist extraordinaire Vanessa Ramirez, and we are planning fun shenanigans. Mark your calendar now! Sign up for my mailing list to receive updates on DesignerCon and other upcoming projects.